Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andrew Ladd
Andrew Ladd was born December 12, 1985 in Maple Ridge, B.C. The first round, fourth overall selection of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Ladd is a graduate of the WHL.

An offensively gifted forward, Ladd honed his skills in the BCAHA before moving on to the BCHL in 2002-03. Following a strong season with Coquitlam of the BCHL, Ladd, who had made his WHL debut in 2001-02 playing one game with the Vancouver Giants suited up for the Calgary Hitmen in 2003-04. Over the course of the next two seasons Ladd was one of the club's more productive forwards, registering 120 points (49-71-120).

In the fall of 2005, Ladd made his professional debut with the AHL's Lowell Lock Monsters prior to making his NHL debut later on that season with the Carolina Hurricanes. After splitting most of the season between both clubs, Ladd remained with the Hurricanes during the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs. Ladd was one of the many young stars on a Carolina Hurricane team that captured the Stanley Cup in 2006. In his second full season in Carolina, Ladd established a career high in games played (65), goals (11), assists (10) and points (21).

He followed up his career year by recording 18 points in 43 games in his 2007-08 season with the Canes, and was later dealt to the Blackhawks at the NHL trading deadline.

The 2009-10 season would end triumphantly for Ladd and the Blackhawks when they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games to capture the club's first Stanley Cup championship since 1961. It was the second cup for the young forward.

Ladd's windy city celebration would be short-lived however. With the Blackhawks anxious to create salary cap room, Ladd was traded to Atlanta in exchange for Ivan Vishnevskiy and a second round draft pick on July 1, 2010.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Port Coquitlam Minor-BC 50 50 41 91 80
2000-01 Okanagan Chiefs Minor-BC 6 4 8 12 10
2001-02 Port Coquitlam Pirates Minor-BC 50 50 41 91 49
2001-02 Vancouver Giants WHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Coquitlam Express BCHL 58 15 40 55 61
2003-04 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 30 45 75 119 +39 7 1 6 7 10
2004-05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 65 19 26 45 167 +16 12 7 4 11 18
2004-05 Canada WJC-A 6 3 4 7 2 +11
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 29 6 5 11 4 0 17 2 3 5 4
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 25 11 8 19 28 -9
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 65 11 10 21 46 +1
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 43 9 9 18 31 +9
2007-08 Albany River Rats AHL 2 1 0 1 4 -2
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 20 5 7 12 4 +4
2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 15 34 49 28 +26 17 3 1 4 12
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 17 21 38 67 +2 19 3 3 6 12
2010-11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 81 29 30 59 39 -10
2010-11 Canada WC-A 7 0 0 0 2 0
2011-12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 28 22 50 64 -8
2011-12 Canada WC-A 8 1 4 5 2 +7
2012-13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 48 18 28 46 22 +10
2012-13 Canada WC-A 8 3 3 6 4 +3
2013-14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 23 31 54 57 +8
NHL Totals 610 161 197 358 362 53 8 7 15 28


Traded to Chicago by Carolina for Tuomo Ruutu, February 26, 2008. Traded to Atlanta by Chicago for Ivan Vishnevskiy and Winnipeg/Atlanta's 2nd round choice (Adam Clendening) in 2011 Entry Draft, July 1, 2010. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011.